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Lionsdale

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#1 11 years ago

My parents just recently got divorced.. now what is troubling me is not the divorce itself, but the fact that my gaming computer is now out of my reach and i will never see it again.

I've just moved into a new house and i've been employed at the local grocery store so i have a somewhat steady cash flow. How much money will i need to save to obtain a computer that will be able to run forgotten hope 2 flawlessly and what is the best choice of graphics card?

Any help and input is very much appreciated.




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#2 11 years ago

I'd say 700 dollars, the reason I'm saying that is nearly the cost of my computer (cheaper) and it runs bf2 maxed out fine. (7600GT)




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#3 11 years ago

Lionsdale;3901130My parents just recently got divorced.. now what is troubling me is not the divorce itself, but the fact that my gaming computer is now out of my reach and i will never see it again.

I've just moved into a new house and i've been employed at the local grocery store so i have a somewhat steady cash flow. How much money will i need to save to obtain a computer that will be able to run forgotten hope 2 flawlessly and what is the best choice of graphics card?

Any help and input is very much appreciated.

ill gladly help you with that , BF2 is about 2 years old now and while it required a high end computer back then , low end can run it pretty well these days , but in general games havent been pushed alot further hardware wise the past few years , the days are over you need to spend 1200 bucks to play your games at high settings .

the computer will be lower high end machine , and that without buying a 500 dollar card .

CPU : AMD x2 5200+ 2x1mb cache = $129

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

Videocard : ATI x1950pro = $136

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

RAM : 2GB DDR2 6400 = $73

Newegg.com - A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Mainboard : MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital = $80

Newegg.com - MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital AM2 AMD 690G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Soundcard : Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer = $80

Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

Harddrive : Western Digital Caviar 320GB IDE = $75

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJB 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM

PSU : COOLER MASTER 550W = $80

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RS-550-ACLY ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, cUL, TUV, NEMKO, BSMI - Retail

DVD rom/burner : Pioneer Black 18X = $35

Newegg.com - Pioneer Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

Thats 690 dollar , following items you can also pick yourself since i dont know your personal taste for the case / keyboard

26 dollar for a wired mouse / keyboard combo

Newegg.com - Microsoft S82-00032S Black 105 Normal Keys 16 Function Keys USB + PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - OEM

ATX full tower black for 70 dollar

Newegg.com - Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

thats how we stay right under 70 dollar :)

oh wait you need speakers also

33 dollar 5.1 system

Newegg.com - DCT Factory OG-580 25watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail

So ill explain some of the parts , first of like i said its a low high end specced computer , means not only will it play BF2 max settings , but all the games that are out now and many to come you will be able to play at max settings with AA and AF enabled , unless you like playing with a resolution above 1600*1200 but even at that 1600*1200 it will do just fine .

CPU is dual core , 2.6ghz , 2x 1mb cache which is important , very fast cpu and only 130 bucks at that .

Videocard is the best bang /buck card out there at the moment , very fast and cheap .

2GB ram cause anything less even BF2 vanilla will stutter , ram got dirtcheap

Mainboard has AMD chipset , MSI isnt expensive and is most important makes stable mobos

Soundcard is important cause it sounds a ton better then onboard , also EAX is supported by the BAttlefield series , and takes the strain off your main cpu.

HArddrive is 320 GB , will last you along time , 8mb cache , and IDE port instead of SATA cause its not reconized by windows xp during install and i dont want you to have to buy a diskdrive just for that , no worry its the same speed .

PSU , very important , cant save on that , the wattage isnt all that cause if you read some forums you see ppl think you cant go without a 600 watt psu these days , computers dont use that much at all , more important is that it delivers the right volts ,and keeps those stable under strain . 50% if not more of the ppl that build a rig and is unstable / crashes alot is to a cheap PSU , even though it said "700 WATT ZOMG!" .

and finally DVD burner , the best one out there dirt cheap .

Thats about it , install XP and avoid vista , its slower , more bloated , and not everything works under it .

If you had something cheaper in mind let me know , but the differences can be big in performance , while not much is shaved off the price cause of the good price / quality on the parts i linked you .

IF anyone is interested i can write a small guide with how to upgrade your computer as cheap as possible to get BF2/FH2 running properly , cause the steam stats proved that only 5% of the users upgrades regulary , and very few have multiple hundred euro / dollar aviable to upgrade .